DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(0415220)-ODESSA MAYOR WANTS MORE RESTRICTIONS ON GAME ROOMS

ODESSA, TEXAS/APRIL 15, 2022-DURING THE RECENT MEETING OF THE ODESSA CITY COUNCIL, MAYOR JAVIER JOVEN AND ATTORNEYS WITH THE CITY OF ODESSA MADE AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY ORDNANCE IN AN EFFORT TO STREAMLINE DAILY OPERATIONS OF GAME ROOMS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF ODESSA. 

(JAVIER JOVEN, MAYOR-CITY OF ODESSA, TEXAS)

AFTER SIX YEARS IN LITIGATION THE SECOND COURT OF APPEALS FAVORED THE CITY OF FT. WORTH’S POSISTION ON EIGHT-LINERS. THE SECOND COURT OF APPEALS OPINED THAT GAMING DEVICES KNOW AS EIGHT-LINERS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL LOTTERIES. 

(JAVIER JOVEN, MAYOR-CITY OF ODESSA, TEXAS)

THE REMOVAL OF GAME ROOMS FROM THE CITY OF ODESSA WOULD BRING RELIEF TO CONCERENED RESIDENTS, BUT WOULD HAVE A SOMEWHAT NEGATIVE IMPACT PROPERTY OWNERS LEASING TO GAME ROOM OPERATORS.

(JAVIER JOVEN, MAYOR-CITY OF ODESSA, TEXAS)

THE ODESSA CITY COUNCIL VOTED 5 TO 1 TO TABLE THE AGENDA ITEM FOR FURTHER STUDY. GAME ROOMS WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE NEXT ODESSA CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION ON TUESDAY, APRIL 19TH, AT 3PM. 

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA 

 

Author: Danny Barrera